Mar2014

News: VMware VSAN GA Release Ships with vSphere 5.5 Update 1

After months of beta testing boasting 12,000+ beta testers, VMware has finally thrown its hat into the hyperconverged virtualization space with the GA release of VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1. Among numerous bug fixes to vSphere, this release contains the …
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Mar2014

Does Desktop Virtualization Contribute to the Decline in PC Sales?

We are constantly reminded that the PC market is contracting, crashing, fading out of existence. There are many possible reasons behind the hard statistics, ranging from global recession to the aberrational removal of the Start Menu in Windows 8. Some, …
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Feb2014

Ron Oglesby Peels Back the Layers of Unidesk

So, the key value associated with Unidesk is its layering technology. The reason for this is that it enables customers to have VDI deployments and not be consumed with worry to the same degree as are most shops that have …
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Feb2014

Creating a Din in the Cloud Market

Recently I spoke with Mike Chase of dinCloud regarding its desktop virtualization offering. I hadn’t actually come across dinCloud before, as it is a fairly youthful company. However, its VDI offering—which it refers to as HVD (hosted virtual desktop), making …
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Feb2014

VDI, a Beauty & a Beast: A Nutanix Story

Recently, I wrote an article about what Citrix has done around virtualizing GPUs and GPU sharing, based on a podcast with Derek Thorslund, director of product management for HDX at Citrix. When the story hit the social media sphere, I …
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Jan2014

Do Users Have a Negative Perception of Desktop Virtualization?

One of the most common complaints that arises from users in the aftermath of a desktop virtualization deployment (whether it is done via pure virtual desktop interface [VDI] or some form of server based computing [SBC] solution) is that performance …
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